United St Saviour’s has awarded 17 grants in Round 3 of its Community Engagement Programme 2017-18. Successful projects starting from late January 2018 include an older people’s befriending service in East Walworth, an art exhibition in a Cathedrals ward tenants hall and a community pop up shop in South Bermondsey. Details of the grants awarded in Round 3 are below:

Community Engagement Programme 2017-18 – Round 3 grants

Round 3 January 2018

Link Age Southwark £3,000

Extending Link Age’s befriending service into East Walworth for older people who are, or are at risk of, becoming lonely.

Oasis Playspace £3,467

Contribution towards the running costs of the Playspace centre in Cathedrals ward for children that are mainly from low income / single parent families and have free school meals.

St George in Southwark Festival £1,230

Community activities for older people and younger people at the annual St George’s Day Festival in Borough and Bankside.

Friends of Pasley Park £2,050

Community fete at Pasley Park in July 2018 to connect the communities of West Walworth and East Walworth.

SoundCamp £2,788

Listening activities with older residents at the Time and Talents Visually Impaired Group Continuation of a project that enables older residents with a visual impairment from Time & Talents Centre to enjoy the natural environment at Stave Hill Ecology Park in Surrey Docks ward.

Community Opportunity £4,454

Piloting a new community pop up shop in the Blue Market, Bermondsey open 4 days per week, including weekends.

Locksfield House Residents Association £1,480

Social activities and outing for older residents at Locksfield Sheltered Housing Unit in East Walworth.

16th Bermondsey Scout Group £2,000

Adventure weekend to build the skills of teamwork, survival and co-operation for 18 young people from diverse backgrounds in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe.

The Walworth Society £3,000

Community history festival in September 2018 to tell the story of Walworth through images, items from the Cuming Collection and re-enactments of the history of the area using local actors and performers.

Global Generation £2,490

Intergenerational project at the Printworks, Surrey Docks ward, for 8 young people and 8 older people to grow food, cook together and share recipies.

The Camden Society £2,376

Project to coach people with a learning disability, including low level literacy skills, to become more confident to find work and improve their life chances.

Capoyoga UK £1,900

Yoga classes in Newington ward for carers from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Shad Thames Area Management Partnership (STAMP) £1,027

Re-print of the Shad Thames Trail, a local guide that connects people to West Bermondsey’s heritage.

Mint Street Music Festival Team £1,785

Mardi Gras art workshops to improve older people’s well-being in Cathedrals ward.

Aphasia Re-Connect £2,030

Increasing the skills and the number of volunteers from north Southwark providing peer support to aphasia sufferers at venues in Cathedrals ward.

Styles House TMO £1,000

Project providing opportunities for local artists to exhibit their works at Styles TMO community hall, including an opening event.

Setchell Estate Tenants & Residents Association  £1,150

Weekly yoga exercise sessions for older people aged 55-85 on the Setchell Estate, Bermondsey.

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